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News ArticlesFebruary 2, 2010
Robotech back in the Beltway with an all star cast!
The Robotech Convention Tour makes its first east coast stop at Katsucon 16 in Washington D.C. the weekend of February 12th-14th!
Author: Kevin McKeever

UPDATE:
Check out photos of this event on our Facebook page!


The 2010 Robotech Convention Tour will make its first east coast stop at Katsucon 16, Washington D.C.'s hometown anime convention! Katsucon 16 will be held at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, MD from February 12th to 14th, located just mere minutes from all the major attractions of the nation's capital.

To help celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Robotech, Katsucon has assembled an all star line up of Robotech guests for the weekend:

Steve Yun - writer of Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles
Tony Oliver - voice of Robotech's Rick Hunter
Jo Chen - artist of Robotech: Little White Dragon
Vic Mignogna - English voice of Macross' Hikaru Ichijo
Greg Ayers - English voice of Macross' Loli Dosel
Chris Ayers - English voice of Macross' Lin Kaifun

Join Steve, Tony, Jo, Vic, Greg and Chris for three days of panels, giveaways, autographs, workshops and the world famous Giant Robot Rumble.


EVENT LOCATION:

Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center
201 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, Maryland 20745
Tel: 301-965-2000



AT-THE-DOOR REGISTRATION:

$50 adults / $25 kids 7 to 12 – Full weekend
$25 adults / $12 kids 7 to 12 – Friday only
$35 adults / $17 kids 7 to 12 – Saturday only
$20 adults / $10 kids 7 to 12 – Sunday only
(kids under 7 are free with paying adult)

Attendees under the age of 18 are required to print and present a signed parental permission form.


ROBOTECH EVENT SCHEDULE:

• Friday, February 12th •

GIANT ROBOT RUMBLE
• 2:00 PM @ Live 2 / National Harbor Room 5
Remember when you were in elementary school and you argued with your friends about whether Voltron or Optimus Prime would win in a fight? Well, prepare for the ultimate in nerdy panels: Harmony Gold's Steve Yun hosts a tournament where panelists and attendees argue and vote over which robots would win in a fight. Sixteen robots will enter the arena, but only one will emerge as the victor!


TONY OLIVER Q&A
• 3:30 PM @ Live 1 / National Harbor 2 & 3
Tony Oliver, the voice of Robotech's Rick Hunter, takes questions on his quarter century of work in the anime industry.


KATSUCON 16 OPENING CEREMONIES
• 5:00 PM @ Main Events / Exhibit Hall A
Join the Robotech guests of honor and the Katsucon staff as they kick off the sweet sixteenth of this growing convention.


VIC MIGNOGNA LIVE IN CONCERT
• 10:00 PM @ Live 1 / National Harbor 2 & 3
You may know Vic as the voice of Hikaru Ichijo in the English dub of Macross, but here is your chance to hear him sing!


GUESTS UNCENSORED PANEL
• 11:00 PM @ Live 2 / National Harbor Room 5
What happens when you put a bunch of anime guests into a room with no limits? Here is where you will find out...


• Saturday, February 13th •

VIC MIGNOGNA Q&A
• 10:00 AM @ Live 1 / National Harbor 2 & 3
Vic Mignona has had a varied career from Full Metal Alchemist to the English dub of Macross and everything in between. Find out more about his perspective on the industry and the diverse characters he has played.


ROBOTECH: PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE
• 1:00 PM @ Live 2 / National Harbor Room 5
Steve Yun covers the history of the animated series that introduced a generation to anime, and discusses upcoming new releases in the wake of the announcement of the live action feature film.


MOCK COMBAT FOR COSPLAY
• 2:00 PM @ Live 1 / National Harbor 2 & 3
Chris Ayers hosts a informative panel on how to do stage combat correctly to prevent injuries.


• Sunday, February 14th •

ROBOTECH: FREE-FOR-ALL
• 1:00 PM @ Live 2 / National Harbor Room 5
Did you miss Saturday’s panel? Do you still have questions about the past, present or future of Robotech? Well then here is one more chance to get your questions answered!



MORE INFORMATION:

• Discuss Katsucon 16 in the forums
• Visit Katsucon's official website
• Get the latest updates from the Robotech Twitter feed
• Check out the list of other cities from the 2010 Robotech Convention Tour

Do you run a convention and want the Robotech Tour to make a stop at your event? Then contact Kevin McKeever at kev@robotech.com for more information.

Special thanks to Katsucon 16 guest liaison Christian Savage for his work in bringing the tour back to our nation's capital.

 



Katsucon 16 will be held on February 14th to 16th at Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center just outside of Washington D.C.

The hotel and convention center also boast this spectacular waterfront atrium which is nice for keeping out the winter weather.







The all-star lineup at Katsucon includes Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles writer Steve Yun, Robotech voice actor Tony Oliver (aka. Rick Hunter), Robotech: Little White Dragon artist Jo Chen, and Macross English dub voice actors Vic Mignogna, Greg Ayres, and Chris Ayres.




















Get the latest Robotech updates from Katsucon via our official pages on Twitter and Facebook!


If you can't make it to D.C. this weekend, you can also submit questions to for Steve and Tony through the Robotech page on Facebook.



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